Upcoming Events


HIPS AGAINST HUNGER: Belly Dance Show and Fundraiser for the Downtown Evening Soup KitchenFriday April 5th, 9 pm, and Saturday April 6th, 8 pm, 2013, Harkness Auditorium, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT. Celebrating 10 years of Yale Belly Dance with rockin' hips, spinning skirts, flying veils, breathtaking swords, dances from the Middle East, USA, Polynesia, Yale's Bollywood Dance Troupe, Yale's Bhangra team, we've got it all! Special guest performances on Saturday by Shakti Tribal Belly Dance of Green Mountain College, Connecticut College Belly Dance, distinguished Yale belly dance alumnae including international belly dance star RANYA RENEE, and more! Enjoy a spectacular show, and support a great cause. Sponsored by McDougal Graduate Student Life, the Office of International Students and Scholars, and GPSS. 

TICKETS: Advance: $10 for advance online tickets, purchase below. Please enter the ticket holder name, and a valid email address. Check your inbox for the PayPal receipt, and print it as your ticket to the show! You MUST PRINT AND BRING YOUR PAYPAL RECEIPT as your ticket if you buy in advance, if you do not, we will ask you to buy a ticket at the door. Email Nicole with any problems or questions. At the door tickets will also be available: $15 at the door. Toddlers and infants: Age 3 and younger are FREE. If purchasing tickets in advance, please indicate number of toddlers/infants coming with you in the "comments/questions" section. 
 

 
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DONATE TO THE DOWNTOWN EVENING SOUP KITCHEN: If you can't make it to the show, and would still like to support DESK, click below to donate! Any donation of $10 or greater will enter you in a raffle to win a 1 hour personalized belly dance lesson from Nicole
  

 

 

Past Performances and Events


We perform regularly in a variety of local and regional venues, for cultural shows, fundraisers, and belly dance galas. Here are some of our past events.

 
  • Dec 15, 2012: Belly Dance Night at GPSCY
  • Dec 1-2, 2012: Collegiate Middle Eastern Dance Conference at Columbia University
  • November 3-4, 2012: HIPSTORY: Yale Belly Dance Fall Show
  • October, 2012: Performance and class at the Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School World Arts and Crafts Fair
  • June-August, 2012: Belly Dance Choreography Work Shop Series, class recital in August
  • April 26, 2012: Performance at the Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School in New Haven
  • April 1, 2012: We were awarded a Spirit of Volunteerism Award by the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen
  • March 30-31st, 2012: Hips Against Hunger: YBDS Annual Showcase and Fundraiser for the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen. 
  • March 1st, 2012: International Women's Day Belly Dance Workshop at the Office of International Students and Scholars
  • Feb. 10, 2012: Grannum Talent Showcase at Harkness Auditorium, fundraiser for HPREP
  • Jan 30, 2012: HSCLP Winter Festival (Language Outreach Program)
  • Jan 21, 2012: Ms. Robin Banks Variety Show fundraiser for the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen
  • Dec 12, 2011: Belly Dance Bootcamp: A Beginner to Advanced Level Belly Dance Workshop, Payne Whitney Gym
  • Dec 10, 2011: Turkish Night at GPSCY, fundraiser for earthquake victims in Turkey
  • Nov 12-13, 2011: Collegiate Middle Eastern Dance Conference at Columbia University
  • Nov 5, 2011. Pop, Lock, and Shimmy: YBDS Fall Show
  • Nov 4, 2011. Dance workshop at the Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School in New Haven
  • April 15, 2011. Relay for Life at Yale
  • April 2, 2011. Lumina Cultural Show
  • Feb 26, 2011. Hips Against Hunger: YBDS Annual Showcase
  • Nov, 2010. University Raqs, Inter-Collegiate Middle Eastern Dance Showcase, Columbia University
  • March 26, 2010. Lumina Culture Show
  • March 20, 2010. Desk Variety Show
  • March 6, 2010. International Women's Day Celebration at OISS
  • Feb 27, 2010. Hips Against Hunger: YBDS Annual Showcase
  • Dec 6, 2009. Shimmy 4 Fun Holiday Hafla in Mystic, CT
  • Nov 7, 2009. Inter-Collegiate Middle Eastern Dance Showcase
  • April 17, 2009. Hips Against Hunger: YBDS Spring Showcase
  • April 3-4, 2009. Master's Tea and Workshop with Ranya Rene
  • March 5, 2009. International Women's Day Celebration at OISS
  • Feb 18, 2009. Pierson College Persion Study Break
  • Nov 8, 2008. Inter-Collegiate Middle Eastern Dance Showcase, Columbia University
  • Oct 30, 2008. Dance Showcase, Boys and Girls Club of New Haven
  • May 2, 2008. Konjo! Spring Show
  • April 27, 2008. Yale Ballroom Dance Show
  • April 22, 2008. Bulldog Days Extravaganza
  • April 10-12, 2008. Hips Against Hunger: YBDS Spring Showcase
  • March 29, 2008. iDance
  • March 6, 2008. International Women's Day Celebration
  • Feb 1, 2008. Winter Arts Festival
  • Nov 29, 2007. OISS International Cafe
  • Nov 10, 2007. Cirque du Monde
  • April 21, 2007. Communiversity Day
  • April 13-14, 2007. Read My Hips: YBDS Spring Showcase
  • March 2, 2007. First Friday at Five: Kasbah
  • Feb 17, 2007. One Night at the Kasbah Dance Party
  • Feb 3, 2007. Winter Arts Festival
  • Oct 28, 2006. Expanding Young Minds Conference, Wilbur Cross HS
  • Oct 7, 2006. Office of Admission Multicultural Open House
  • Sept 9, 2006. Festival of Dance Groups
  • April 22, 2006. Laylat Raqs: YBDS Spring Showcase
  • April 15, 2006. Ancient Echoes: An Eclective Hafla, Milford, CT
  • Feb 24, 2006. Babylon Dance Party
 

Photo by Steve Crosset of SRC Imaging.